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New Year’s Resolutions, why bother?

So, here we are on day ten of the new year, or to put it more accurately, another day of your life. I bet most of you have already broken your resolutions and had the cake, the cigarette, the alcohol, … Continue reading

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A great night at the New Writing Showcase

Last night I was part of a writers showcase at the Glasgow West End Festival and I was able to read two of my poems at the event to around forty people. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome three years … Continue reading

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Scenes from a park bench, part 2

It’s a more peaceful day than it was last week because there are fewer gulls and pigeons flying about. A gentle breeze caresses my face as I sit and watch a courtship ritual between 2 pigeons that ends in a … Continue reading

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A poem about my Asperger’s Syndrome given at the Sudden Fame event in Glasgow, 2018.

Last night I gave a reading of some of my poems at the Sudden Fame event in the Mitchell Library as part of the AyeWrite! festival in Glasgow, 2018. It was a fascinating evening, listening to such talented poets and … Continue reading

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The value of community for writers.

Writers know that writing is for the most part a solitary occupation. There we sit, in our den, office, shed or wherever doing the hard yards, knocking out the words. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph, page by page and … Continue reading

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Writing essentials – the master notes and ideas file.

If you are a writer like me who needs (and likes) to get things written down, then the master notes and ideas file is one of your most important writing assets. What is the master notes and ideas file? I … Continue reading

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The importance of writers groups for writers

Writing, by definition is a solitary occupation. All that time spent doing research, plotting and maybe even world building is usually done by the writer alone. The countless hours crunching away at the keyboard as the word count slowly ticks … Continue reading

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